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Regimental History Regimental and divisional histories including the Great War 1914-1918   387 Books
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Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vol. VII. 1949-1961. 1st Ed., xxiv+616pp., 4tom 15 illus. VG in dw. Blackwood. 1962  #61616
[HLMainPic] Final volume contains short history of the years before amalgamation in 1961, various rolls & hundreds of pages of detailed service records of the officers (regulars, militia, wartime, short service & National Service commissions), also services of several hundred distinguished Warrant Officers & NCOs. Near fine in dw. See illustration on our website.   £50
A War Record of the 21st London Regiment (First Surrey Rifles) 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 277pp., frontis. Privately published. 1927  #60893
[HLMainPic] France & Flanders from March 1915 with 47th (London) Div. inc. Loos, Vimy Ridge, Somme, Ypres, Bourlon Wood & 1918 battles. Roll of Hon., awards. Orig. green cloth, titled in silver gilt with regimental crest & red bands to front, VG. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the 50th Infantry Brigade 1914-1919. 1st Ed., 175pp., 10 fldg. maps. Printed for Private Circulation. 1919  #57006
[HLMainPic] 17th (Northern) Div., 10th WYR; 7th EYR; 7th Yorkshires & 7th Y&L. Orders of Battle, officers roll with details of service for all four bns., awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG with ownership inscrip. of "J.G. Laithwaite, 10th Lancs. Fusiliers, 52nd Brigade, May 1017-July 1918" (Sir Gilbert Laithwaite became a senior colonial adminstrator & published his recollections of March 1918 in 1971). See illustration on our website.   £65
A Short Historical Sketch of the 6th Vol. Battn. (Prince of Wales' Own) West Yorkshire Regiment. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., 12pp. Printed by Jennings, 37 Briggate, Leeds. 1919  #60884
[HLMainPic] Slim but very nice produced history of this Home Service Bn., 1914-18. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1917. 1st Ed., xii+327pp., 7 illus., 7 fldg. maps. Murray, For the Regt. 1920  #60860
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of all bns. on service, excellent maps inc. Arras, 3rd Ypres, Cambrai &c. Rolls of officers killed & wounded, obituaries, roll of awards. Publication of this edition was delayed until after the armistice to avoid constraints of censorship & present as comprehensive, accurate record as possible. Orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
King's Royal Rifle Corps Chronicle 1914. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., viii+220pp., 13 illus. Winchester: Warren & Sons. 1915  #60856
[HLMainPic] Detailed war records of 1st & 2nd Bns. in 1914 with group photos. of officers. Casualty rolls, killed, wounded, PoW &c. for all ranks, officer obituaries, roll of awards. Orig. dec. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Work of the Royal Engineers in the European War 1914-19. Water Supply - France. 1st Ed., 92pp., 37 photos., 41 plates (many fldg.). & 10 fldg. maps. Chatham: RE Institution. 1921  #58515
[HLMainPic] Typically detailed & well-illustrated survey of a crucial aspect of the campaign, in three parts: Organization, Plant & Works, Operations, with excellent photos. & diagrams of equipment &c. including Water Points in Flanders, Water Cart Filling Points, Plan of Trench Water Point &c., with equally impressive maps/diagrams. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, VG with small IWM withdrawn stamp to rear ep. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
14th Heavy Battery R.G.A. War Diary, List of Honours & Awards to Officers, N.C.O.'s & Men Whilst Serving with the Battery, List of Officers who have Served with the Battery & Battery Roll of Honour. 1st Ed., 108pp., 7 photos., fldg. map (showing positions & dates where the Battery was in action, 1915-1918). Robert Scott. 1919  #58852
[HLMainPic] Contains Battery history, War Diary & various rolls as stated in the title. Roll os casualties includes the wounded, inc. place & nature of wounds; roll of awards includes citations inc. MMs; officers' service roll includes dates of service with unit & other details. Served at the Somme 1916, Arras 1917 &c. Orig. paper covd. boards with title & coloured cloth onlay to front (formation sign), nice copy & scarce, with comp. slip from the OC & Officers loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £120
History of the 520th (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) formerly known as the 2/3rd London (Field) Company R.E. (T.F.) 1914-1918. 1st Ed., [90]pp., portrait frontis. War Narratives Publishing Co. 1919  #60779
[HLMainPic] Appealing history of service in France & Flanders with 47th (London) Div. 1915-18 inc. Loos, Somme, Messines, Cambrai. Roll of Hon., Hons. & Awards, nominal roll, &c. Orig. red cloth, stained o/w VG & scarce with owenership inscrip. of S. Warren, 74 Hewitt Rd., Hornsey, N8, who is listed in the appendices as No. 550226 Cpl. S.C. Warren who was wounded at Spoil Bank, Ypres, 10th June 1917, an event which he has also recorded in a pencil marginal note at the appropriate place in the text. See illustration on our website.   £85
Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vols. III & IV [1914-1918]. 1st Eds., xxiii+468pp & viii+609pp., 4to, 69 plates, 22 fldg. maps. Blackwood. 1931  #61615
[HLMainPic] Fine record of all Cameron battalions 1914-1918, including the Cameron Highlanders of Canada. Almost entirely Western Front + 2nd Bn. in Salonika. Roll of Hon., awards, &c. Orig. dark green cloth, gilt, little wear/marking to cloth o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £250

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